TATU Teen Advocates
Teens from Las Vegas create community projects to promote tobacco free environments and increase awareness about the reality of tobacco. Such projects focus on the effects of tobacco, tobacco advertising, the industry's targeting of teens. We work with teen groups in Clark County, high school clubs and volunteer organizations. We have fun, we train and build our leadership skills, we network with other teens in the city and have the opportunity to engage local decision makers.
The T.A.T.U. Advocates are advocating for tobacco-free communities in Clark County through the support of the TATU Advocates' mini-grant program and our Teen Leadership Council which consists of 15 teens from across Clark County.
What is Advocacy? Advocacy is actively supporting an idea or cause through promotion, educating others and engaging community members on the importance of your cause.
Why Tobacco Advocacy? The tobacco industry concentrates its marketing efforts on teens and children. They work to replace the nearly half-million smokers who die annually of tobacco-related illnesses. Joe Camel, a marketing cartoon used by Camel Cigarettes was at one point more famous than Mickey Mouse. That is not a coincidence.
Teen Group Mini Grants- $625 awarded on a semester basis to participating groups to spend any way they choose. We are always accepting applications to review.